We’ve been touched by the responses that we’ve received regarding our rebuttal of the NCTQ’s June report and wanted to share them with you. The first selection is an Op-Ed piece that one of our former education professors submitted to the Philadelphia Inquirer (which has yet to be published). Beyond that piece, we’ve selected other comments of support to share with you all.
Holy Family Sports Information Director Greg Pellegrino and his wife Mary welcomed their first child-Bennett-into the world on June 12.
According to Greg, "Bennett was born 3.5 months premature after Mary was rushed to Abington Memorial Hospital and was diagnosed with HELLP Syndrome." He continues, "The wonderful neonatologists explained that, for the well being of both mother and son, Bennett would be arriving earlier than anyone had anticipated."
The National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ), a private organization stating that it "advocates for reforms" on its website, released a controversial report on June 18, evaluating college and university teacher preparation programs. The report's conclusions were met with skepticism by colleges and universities across the nation because of the methodology for data collection and interpretation employed by NCTQ. Some institutions have pointed out that the study ranked programs that are non-existent. Such major errors indicate there was little or no quality control or fact checking of the data and results.
Today, administrators from Franklin Towne Charter High School, located in Philadelphia, joined officials from Holy Family University to sign an agreement that enters both schools into a collaborative educational partnership. The agreement consists of three components, including admissions and scholarship, a university and dual credit agreement, and continuing education. The partnership reinforces the commitment of both schools to offer advanced educational opportunities for the personal and intellectual growth of their students and faculty.
Holy Family University–Newtown will host a simulation showcase of healthcare training technology on Wednesday, June 19, from 8 am to 3 pm. The event features state-of-the-art simulators that offer realistic experiences, especially helpful for student nurses.
“Simulation experiences enhance nursing education,” explained Dr. Ana Catanzaro, chair of the Holy Family MSN program. “It provides opportunities to practice nursing care using realistic scenarios prior to the on-site experiential work.”
Administrators from Little Flower Catholic High School for Girls, located in Philadelphia, were joined today by officials from the Office of Catholic Education and Holy Family University to sign an agreement that enters both schools into a collaborative educational partnership. The agreement consists of three components, including admissions and scholarship, a university and dual credit agreement, and continuing education. The partnership reinforces the commitment of both schools to offer advanced educational opportunities for the personal and intellectual growth of their students and faculty.
Holy Family will host the Philadelphia pre-release screening of the feature documentary film "The Anonymous People" at 7 pm on Thursday, May 23 in the University's Campus Center. Tickets to see the film are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. A panel discussion with the filmmakers will follow the screening.
The Holy Family University Art Gallery presents “We Are Who We Are,” works by seniors Kathleen O’Connor and Samantha Siess. The art exhibit opens on Tuesday, April 30, and runs through August 10. An opening reception and meet and greet with the artists will take place on Tuesday, April 30, from 6—8 pm.
Holy Family University will honor a fire department captain who served in Ground Zero and Hurricane Katrina rescue efforts at their annual Commencement exercises on Saturday, May 18, at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia. Also being honored is a professor and nurse theorist on the faculty at Boston College, Sister Callista Roy, CSJ, PhD, RN, who pioneered a model informing best practices for health care agencies.
Thirty-two students from Holy Family University presented original handmade t-shirts to representatives from St. Christopher's Hospital for Children on Tuesday, April 9.